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Bernadette Morris To Release New Single ‘Legion of Marys’ May 29th 2020

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Following the success of her widely acclaimed debut album, ‘All The Ways You Wander’, County Tyrone born singer and musician, Bernadette Morris is set to launch her brand new single titled ‘Legion of Mary’s’ (A co-write with Ríoghnach Connolly)’ on May 29th 2020 across all digital platforms.

This is taken from a new album set to be released later in the year. On the record, Morris attracted collaborations with a group of highly accomplished musicians and songwriters, including co-writes with Eleanor McEvoy, Ríoghnach Connolly and Arborist’s Mark McCambridge.   

Says Morris on the song:

‘Growing up I had a lot of strong women in my life, my 5 sisters, aunts and cousins and of course my mother Mary.  I wanted to pay tribute to these women but especially to my mother, and her story.  It was great to collaborate and cowrite with Ríoghnach Connolly on this song, who really helped me inject energy into this song.’

This artist continues to wow audiences throughout Ireland and abroad with her fresh take on traditional Irish folk songs and enthralls audiences with her modern versions of lilting Gaelic laments.

For further information on Bernadette’s upcoming performances visit:

www.bernadettemorris.com

https://www.facebook.com/BernadetteMorrisMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/bernadettemorrismusic/

https://twitter.com/bmorrismusic 

You can follow Bernadette on Spotify here:

 

Megan O’Neill’s Love Song To Ireland…

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“The Irish Carrie Underwood.” — The Irish Times

“Complex… with an old school country voice.”— The Irish Independent

“Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements.”
— Timeout Magazine London
 
 

Irish born singer-songwriter Megan O’Neill had planned a hectic year in 2020 with solo, headline tours across Ireland, Germany, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Starting off with two incredible support slots at the Olympia Theatre (with the Lighthouse Family) and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre (with Jamie Cullum) but with Covid19, the remainder of the International tour was cancelled. Her forthcoming album, ‘Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty’set for release later this year, is aptly titled.

Megan is now busy doing weekly online shows on social media and writing for fellow artists and Sync briefs. She has just secured a major Netflix sync with her cover of ‘Time in a Bottle’ by Jim Croce. Megan has performed at private Oscars’ parties in LA alongside Gavin James (on a personal invite from JJ Abrams) and has had her song ‘Don’t You’ featured on ABC’s hit TV Show ‘Nashville’ (Season 3). In 2019 Megan opened three stadium shows for the legendary Sir Tom Jones (Bristol, Taunton, and Colchester) – performing in front of 15,000 people per night.
 
Last week, Megan released the music video for Ireland, her love song to Ireland. It has already received over 200,000 views online and has been picked up by major media outlets including Joe.ie & Image.ie. 

Ireland will be officially released on streaming platforms in Mid May.
 

‘Ireland’ is a stunning folk acoustic track that will touch you to the core especially during this moment in history when we have to stay within the confinements of our homes. We can feel that little bit closer to home with this stunning track. 

Listen to the Video for Ireland below:

Find out more about Megan on her website: http://megan-oneill.com/

Eden Isle Announce More New Music “Four Leaf Clover’

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The rising progressive Indie Rock Corkonian Band Eden Isle was formed in 2016. Since forming the band have been developing their unique sound and style through rigorous writing, rehearsing and recording sessions. Combining this with their energetic live performances, Eden Isle have quickly built a loyal fan base within their local music scene, playing Cork Venues such as Fred Zepplins, The Crane Lane Theatre, The Poor Relation, The Marine Sessions and more.

EDEN ISLE

The 5-Piece have been compared to the likes of Kings of Leon, The Killers and Muse, with driven melodic riffs and powerful vocals throughout their catalogue of songs. Their single, Winter in July, boasts influences from classic rockers Queen, with seamless interwoven guitar licks, spine-chilling piano and hair raising vocals. Their initial releases have garnered positive responses all round, reaching over 30k viewers between YouTube and Facebook and over 50k radio impacts across Irish radio.

During the Covid19 lockdown, Eden Isle released their single “Four Leaf Clover” and created a music video in honour of and as a thank you to all of the front line medical workers in Ireland. Their music has circulated Irish Radio, Brazilian Radio, Venezuelan Radio, Spanish Radio and Cuban Radio and Web based Radio. In Ireland they have been featured on stations such as Red FM, RTE, 2XM, Dublin City FM, Clare FM, Freewheel Radio, 8Radio and many, many more.

 

Currently Eden Isle are developing their music catalogue further, recording regularly at the well renowned Recording Studios, ClayCastle Recording Studios, in Youghal Cork. With consistent new tracks and videos being released, an ever growing fanbase, an imminent Debut Album and Irish Tour are certainly at the forefront of Eden Isles Future.

EDEN ISLE are: Vocals – Kevin, Guitar/Piano – Ame, Guitar/Backing Vocals – Shane, Bass – Carl, Drums – Ed.

Find out more about the band here:

YouTube video for: Four Leaf Clover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfyNKyaFBgA

 
 

Priorland Set To Release New Single ‘Moving to the Beat’ On April 24th

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Making their permanent mark on the Irish music scene, Priorland are set to release the first single “Moving to the Beat” of the debut “E.P. One” on Friday April 24th.

The band, formed in 2017, consisting of Tommy Hughes (Lead Vocal), Davie Boyle (Lead Guitar), Calvin McManus (Rhythm guitar) and Conor Kavanagh (Drums) are driven by their diverse writing abilities laid at the foot of the listener.

‘Moving to the Beat’ has been a crowd-pleaser since its first performance at the 2019 Sligo Live Festival. Having written the song, Conor Kavanagh collaborated with his fellow bandmates to create and refine a song reminiscent of funk/disco/dance track. Heavily inspired by Irish group Wild Youth and a careful analysis of the music scene around Ireland they created this 3 minute energy filled track.

The song was recorded by the well renowned producer and artist Gavin Glass in his Orphan Recording Studios. His broadened knowledge of musical genres meant he could pick and choose parts from Priorland’s songs and make them sound like top class records.

Be sure to check out the band on their social media networks and follow them on Spotify. 

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Kevin Nolan To Release New Single ‘The Frozen Present’ April 24th

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Kevin Nolan, Irish Singer/Composer/Author/Producer/Visual Artist… the list goes on… he has been working in the emerald shadows for almost 20 years and is about to release his second full length studio album ‘LET’S ALL GET NERVOUS’. It’s due for release April 24th 2020. The fourth single from this forthcoming album is titled THE FROZEN PRESENT and will be out on to stream on all digital music platforms and is quite apt in some respect given that all our lives our Frozen in one way or another as a result of The Corona Virus. The album itself will be available on Vinyl/Tape/CD/Online platforms and special edition Vinyl too.

Nolan’s debut release Fredrick & The Golden Dawn achieved critical acclaim across Irish and International press and media. From John Kelly’s show on Lyric FM, Sean Rocks on RTE Radio 1 and BBC 6 music, RTE TV also will air a documentary for which Nolan was the subject this Monday 6th April. His debut album Fredrick & The Golden Dawn enabled Nolan to play in Glasgow, Montreal and Salt Lake City as well as all four corners of Ireland and Germany.

Nolan spent a lengthy five years working on this new album, which is not unusual for Nolan, as he dives deep when working on a project, the depth of his craft are quite simply remarkable. He did somewhat keep his eye on the world though by releasing the album, ‘Absent At The Moment When He Took Up The Most Space’, a selection of home recordings he made between the years 1997 -2005. Nolan plays the part of composer, performer, engineer, mixer and producer on all his works. 

Imagine the offspring of Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Now stop imagining!

I present to you Kevin Nolan

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For more info check out website: www.kevinnolan.info

ZALI Returns With Debut Music Video To Her Latest Song – Female Empowerment Anthem ‘That Girl’

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ZALI returns with the highly anticipated debut music video to her latest single and female empowerment anthem ‘That Girl’, Produced by Blaise Beatz (previous credit: WizKid, Tekno, Tiwa Savage). The video, like the song, is as bold and honest as we’ve come to expect from ZALI and shows her in all her glory as the multi-hyphenated artist and woman we know her to be.

Directed by Ovie Etseyatse (previous credit: Yemi Alade, Aimée, Mark McCabe), the video features, head bumping choreography, exceptional style, and audacious female energy you can’t ignore. ZALI is forever championing women and with this video, shines the light on girls everywhere to claim their power back and be unapologetic in their confidence to own who you are and the parts of yourselves that deserve to be seen and loved.

The award-winning Irish Singer-songwriter continues to hypnotise Ireland and the UK with her powerful vocals and her distinct cross-genre sound of Pop-Soul. Music has been her passion since childhood, and her involvement as a lead vocalist in the church choir helped ZALI develop her powerful voice, dynamic vocal range, and signature sound of old- school R&B mixed with Pop-Soul.

Inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse, Toni Braxton, and Frank Ocean, ZALI uses her music to capture true emotions. The embodiment of a storyteller, weaving through life experiences and expertly transforming them through captivating lyrics and a combination of lively and soul-filled beats.

Quote from Zali for editors:

‘That Girl’ is a bold reminder to girls everywhere to unapologetically own the unique and multifaceted nature of who they are, because, even when we don’t see it ourselves, there are people out there looking up to us and being inspired by us each and every day. If us girls, in solidarity, can claim our rights to be ‘That Girl’, there’s no limit to what we can achieve. I wanted to showcase with this video, that I can’t be defined or limited to anyone’s idea of who or what a woman should be, and artistically present all the parts of my life that make me who I am today.

Website  www.zalimusic.com

https://twitter.com/zalimusic

https://www.instagram.com/thisiszali/

Things To Do During Lockdown and Isolation. (So That You Don’t Crack Up)

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In these trying times, many of use are missing the simple things we took for granted. Like a cosy pint in the pub witha loved one or friends. Going for a group Hike, the Cinema, House parties and come on lets not forget the obvious: going to gigs and concerts. Live music!

One of the most difficult aspects of the COVID_19 pandemic is that it changes how your friends and all that you do to show them affection and love from hugs and kisses and generally hanging out –  into a deadly threat!

We have got together (online and over whatsapp) with the GSPR team here and put a few things to do while in isolation and during lock down that might make it easier to pass the time.

On Instagram:

There are so many of our fav artist now hosting free gigs and shows on their Instagram accounts. If you didnt catch John Legend and Chrissy Teigen on their Live show, you have to check it out:

Invite friends to online cocktails. There are lots of cool recipes here, you can shake your tin at: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easy-cocktail

There are a lot of FREE gigs happening, but over the last few weeks and over the months ahead many of our beloved musicians and bands are considerably out of pockets with shows being cancelled. There is a new start up called NETGIGS who aim to bring you pay-per-view shows from your fav artists. If you ARE in a band, and want to find out how you can host your own show and make money while you’re at it from the comfort of your home during the COVID_19 lockdown you can reach out to them online at their homepage. And for everyone else you can check out the site over at https://www.netgigs.com/en 

Fitness Blender have some brilliant free training and excercise workouts on their YouTube channel, so that you can stay healthy while in isolation. Some of the workouts can be done with no equiptment, which means you don’t have to have a home gym set up, you can do it without anything at all but the limbs on your body and some stamina! See https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender for all workouts.

Given that movie goers can no longer attend the Cinema, apps like Rakuten TV, Now Tv, Netflix and Amazon Prime, not to forget Disney! have brilliant platforms where you can watch all your fav movies, tv shows and cinema releases. We are loving Rakuten for the latest cinema releases, but al the others have great shows and entertainment too!

Ciara here on the team is an avid PODCAST lover. She has recommended a list of cool podcasts you can check out over on Spotify. 

Ted Talks:

 

Crowd Science podcast: 

Crime Podcast: 

Short Stuff:

 

You can also sort out your clothes, redecorate your room/apartment/house, read a book, or start an online college course!

We will leave you with this: Who knows there Dublin Pubs 😉 Stay safe out there. 

GSPR Crew xxx

 

Indie Rock Band Valhalla Announce New Single ‘When I Come Home’ out April 24th

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Valhalla, an Alternative Rock trio from Dublin, who cite influences such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala Foals, Idles, Kings of Leon, Elvis, and LCD Soundsystem have just announced their brand new single ‘When I Come Home’, set for release on April 24th.

The track, an energetic emotive Alt-Indie rock anthem, is the prime precipice to launch the album and showcase the band’s wide appeal and musicality. This will be the first single from their much-anticipated debut album ‘Primal Features’ in Autumn 2020. The new music was recorded at Sonic Studios, Dublin and co-produced by Stephen Dunne. 

2019 saw the release of their debut EP “Big Men, They Fall” which was well received. The band played numerous headline shows across Ireland & the UK, including Sold Out Shows in Whelans and Bello Bar in Dublin.

With the massive change in recent weeks with the COVID_19, the band is embracing modern technology and will be hosting a series of at-home gigs where they extend an opening welcome to their fans, old and new, to emerge themselves in the process of the new album. From each band member, the band will host a series of IGTV footage from each band member with interactive workshops and sessions dismantling the album and speaking about the recording process.

Valhalla is Mark Boyle (Vocals & Guitar) Barry Monahan (Bass & Keys) and Luke Alford (Drums).

“When I Come Home is a song about that point of a night out where you and your friends can’t say no to continuing on the session/ gaf party into the early hours of the morning and everything else that comes with that, it should be played at all sessions/parties going forward’. 

You can follow the band on their social media below:

Instagram / Facebook / Valhalla on Spotify / Twitter

 

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Hannah Kathleen: Spin 103.8’s ‘One To Watch’

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Hannah Kathleen is a trailblazing 22 year old singer/songwriter and entrepreneur. The Dublin beauty is an artist whose very essence is based on a dynamic spark of creativity that permeates every area of her life, but seldom does it shine brighter than when she’s on stage or in studio doing what she loves. In March 27th, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, Hannah’s new Single will be released worldwide across all digital platforms.

Spin 103.8 have just awarded her with their highy coveted ‘One To Watch’ this week across the Station. Hannah did an interview with Sarina on the show over the weekend which you can listen back to here: https://www.spin1038.com/podcasts/plan-b/one-to-watch-hannah-kathleen

Citing musical influences such as Whitney, Mariah, Ariana and Christina, Hannah’s voice is a fusion of vocal runs, that rise and soar with perfect, lush harmony-laden Pop sensibilities akin to the 90’s and indeed 00’s Pop divas.  

You can join over 100,000 followers and check out Hannahs Instagram page here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9pVOK5Ajvu/

First Day Lions Announce Brand New Single ‘She Might Even Smile’ Out April 24th

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‘I’d rather live one day a lion than a thousand days a lamb. We want to make music. We want to tell stories. And we want to take the listener on a journey they haven’t been on before.” – First Day Lions.

First Day Lions are a 5 piece indie-rock band with founders and childhood best friends Adrian Rabbitte & Adam Cunningham at the helm. Inspired by The Beatles, Queen and Pink Floyd, the Lions “capture their stories and tell them in fresh yet nostalgic ways, coming on like a new and intoxicating force onthe indie scene” – Hot Press Magazine.

The list of achievements continue to grow for the Lions. From supporting Irish music industry legends like‘Aslan’and Paddy Casey, featuring on RTE’s ‘Radio 1 Recommends’, to several electric write ups and growing a fast and amazing fan-base in their homeland of Ireland and across the globe.

The new Single ‘She Might Even Smile’ (April 24th) follows a woman who takes a chance to change her life, for what she hopes is the better. To get what she wants means leaving behind the comfort of what she knows, and diving into the unknown. After it all, she’s made her change, and even though smiling means letting her guard down, tonight she just might. So smile!

On Nov 1st of 2019 the Lions released their debut album ‘TIME’. Recognised and celebrated by music industry names across the country, and landing into the paws of Pride members around the world, ‘TIME’ continues to receive acclaim and traction, propelling the Lions even further into the forefront of the music scene. In these very trying times, 2020 will be the year of the Lion overcoming new obstacles, followed by the decade of the Lion. Come join the Pride!

You can follow First Day Lions here:

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/1kRBSErx1vmkFzbzldLqcm

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/firstdaylions

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM1Az7wXBlnbc_N2v7cR_vA?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FDLions

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/firstdaylions

Website:https://firstdaylions.com/

Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/firstdaylions

 

 

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